XP makes my system slow down badly

I recently installed XP Pro. After a bit of tweaking it seemed to work OK but after a short period (minutes) my system slowed down to the point where it was unworkable. This forced ne to uninstall XP. Any solutions?

  Jackcoms 19:08 27 Oct 04

System specs??

Windows 98 SE
Board: ASRock K7VM2 2.00
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. P1.10 11/13/2002
1.73 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Drives
81.94 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
75.39 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
480 Megabytes Installed Memory
SONY CD-RW CRX210E1 [CD-ROM drive]
SONY DVD-ROM DDU1621 [CD-ROM drive]
Generic floppy disk drive (3.5")
Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR [Display adapter]
LGE L1720B [Monitor] (17.1"vis, January 2004)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
USB Mass Storage Disk Driver
VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host MPU-401 VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM)

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